The North Carolina authorities reported that the suspect who shot and killed the man who streamed on Facebook Live turned himself in on Tuesday. 65-year-old Douglas Cleveland Colson was taken into custody, charged with first-degree murder, and booked into county without bail. At this point, it’s still not clear why Colson shot the man in broad daylight
Man Who Streaming on Facebook Live Was Returning from the Police Department
On Monday, the North Carolina authorities discovered the body of Prentis Robinson. The man died after being shot four times by an unknown aggressor.
According to the authorities, Robinson was a well-known public figure by the clips he posted on his social media account on various subjects such as drugs and shootings. Before he was gunned down, Robinson was on Facebook Live, talking about his recent run-in with a crime.
Donny Gay, the Wingate Chief of Police, declared that the man was at the police station to report the theft of one of his phones. Upon returning from the station, Robinson took out his phone and began a live Facebook recording to tell his subscribers about the incident.
The phone, which kept running long after Robinson was killed, reveals that, at one point, Robinson told someone off-camera that he was live. That’s when the aggressor, later identified as 65-year-old Douglas Cleveland Colson opened fire, shooting Robinson four times before fleeing.
On Tuesday, Colson turned himself in but could offer the authorities no motive for killing Robinson while he was on Facebook Life. According to the police report, the man could have upset many people with his Facebook clips, as many of the subjects he broached were sensitive.
The authorities have yet to learn if Colson knew his victim or if the encounter was random.
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